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clear; distinct; complete; pure
epidemic; pestilence; plague
transport under guard; (surname); to separate; to divide; to break up; to loosen; to explain; to untie; to emancipate
poison; narcotics pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A blackish-brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to remedy epidemic infectious diseases and counteract toxicity in the treatment of epidemic infectious diseases marked by chills, fever, headache, thirst, dryness of the throat with no sweat, mumps, and erysipelas of the face".

Qingwen Jiedu pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Folium Isatidis 大青叶 100
Fructus Forsythiae 连翘 75
Radix Scrophulariae 玄参 100
Radix Trichosanthis 天花粉 100
Radix Platycodonis 桔梗 75
Fructus Arctii (stir-baked) 牛蒡子 (炒) 100
Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii 羌活 75
Radix Puerariae 葛根 100
Radix Bupleuri 柴胡 50
Radix Scutellariae 黄芩 100
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 50
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 50
Radix Paeoniae Rubra 赤芍 50
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 25
Herba Lophatheri 淡竹叶 100
Radix Saposhinkoviae 防風 50


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.